Nurture : The Environment and you – working together to protect and restore

Really excited to announce the launch of a series of informative, empowering and fun workshops. Sign up for our launch on 30 November with David Saddlington and our workshop leaders; read more about the series and, of course, be inspired. This series of events will run well into 2022 and will be a mixture of Zoom and outdoor sessions.

Pssst ! Green workshops coming up soon !

Treepit in full bloom

We are working with many community groups and the council on a series of green workshops to be held online and starting towards the end of November. Call it a green evening class, a practical guide to sustainability in your everyday lives. Lots of planning ongoing so keep an eye out for more information – if you want to know what YOU can do to address the climate emergency, then one of our workshops might just be for you. Look out for many of the groups and individuals on this site !

Islington Together festival

Islington Council is organising an Islington Together festival which runs for two weeks from 18 October. Lots of events including the list below, something for everyone:

  • A guided walk to understand the benefits of Islington’s people-friendly streets neighbourhoods   
  • An online tour of the world-first Bunhill 2 Energy Centre, which uses waste heat from the London Underground to power hundreds of homes.    
  • Community-run food growing events     
  • A networking event, run by the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership, for businesses to discuss their involvement in local sustainability projects.     
  • Guided tree walks     
  • A bike repair workshop    

Greening the Community; cleaner, safer, greener for us all ! 8 August 1030 – 1230

We’re delighted to be part of an event which is focussing on many different projects and groups, each of which is part of the community jigsaw to green the borough.

Who’ll be there ? Islington’s Forest for Change team, London Parklet Campaign, Cycle Buddies, information about Cycle Islington’s family bike ride on 14 August and many People Friendly Streets campaigners.

We will be in Canonbury Place from 1030 on a pop-up parklet near the Canonbury Tavern and The Place café so do drop by the peaceful heart of Canonbury and say hello.  

The trees are coming home !

Exciting project update on Islington’s Forest for Change ! After their initial spell at Somerset House, our 200 trees are being cared for in a nursery in Watford, returning to their ‘forever’ homes in Islington in the autumn. For more info, go to the Islington Clean Air Parents site https://islingtoncleanairparents.wordpress.com/campaigns. Donate to the crowdfunder https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/islington-forest-for-change and tell ICAP about any suitable sites for a tree near you. Get involved !

Volunteer vegetable gardener needed!

Thanks to christchurchhighbury.com

Transition Highbury runs a small fruit and veg plot in the garden of Christ Church, Highbury. They have some willing hands but lack the expertise and organisational skills to realise the full potential of this lovely local garden. Can you take charge and advise us what to do? A warm welcome and a share of the produce awaits you
(and the glow of knowing you’re helping the community!)

Please contact Caz Royds – caz@cazmax.co.uk

200 trees are coming to Islington !

Islington Clean Air Parents have secured 200 trees from the London Design Biennale at Somerset House. This is an inspiring project, supported by the council; the trees will come to live in our empty treepits and other grey spaces which could support a tree. It’s so exciting to see trees being planted and not being chopped down. Will you sponsor a tree for your famiy, with your local faith group or local community ? More information and link to the crowdfunder here !